Flashcards in Chapter 6 Deck (32):
What day was the Declaration of Independence approved?
July 4th 1776
What were 3 advantages that the British had over the Colonists?
Bigger military, more money, better resources
What was another name for loyalists?
What percentage of Colonists were loyalists?
Where was the strongest number of Loyalists in the colonies?
North and south Carolina as well as Georgia
What colony group had the smallest number of loyalists?
What were Hessians?
What was the main goal for Hessians?
To make money off war
What was the biggest advantage that the Patriots had?
What was Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley’s nickname?
What was Nathan Hale famous for doing?
Spying on the British
What was Nathan Hale’s famous quote?
I only regret that I only have but one life to lose for my country
By the end of the American Revolution, what was the only state to not have African Americans fighting?
What was the name of the surprise attack on Christmas 1776 where Washington crossed the Delaware River?
The battle of Trenton
Where was the American capital during the American Revolution?
What battle was the turning point of the war?
What battle helped secure the Wataugan presence in the Cumberland River area?
The battle of bluffs
What was the biggest ally the Patriots had during the war?
Where did Washington’s forces experience a time of terrible suffering without major necessities during the winter of 1777/1778?
Winter valley forge
Why was there very little fighting done during the winter?
Supplies would freeze
Who drilled the troops at Valley Forge?
Friedrich Von Steuben
Who believed that the future of America had a great influence on the future of mankind?
Marquis de Lafayette
What was the importance of the Battle of Vincennes?
It gave America the miss. and Ohio rivers
Who said, “I have not yet begun to fight”?
John Paul Jones
Where was the Patriots’ worst defeat of the entire war?
What was Francis Marion’s nickname?
The swamp fox
What is guerrilla warfare?
Hit and run tactics
Where was General Washington leading his troops secretly to fight in the last major battle of the war?
Who were the 3 people sent from America to Paris to try and work out a treaty?
Benjamin Franklin , John Adams , and John Jay
What treaty stated that Great Britain would withdraw all of their troops from America?
The treaty of Paris
What did Washington plan to do after the war?